The RISD Alumni Association’s 2011 Art + Education award will go to gaming design expert Katie Salen MFA 92 GD, who is experimenting with alternative approaches to K-12 education.
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At its June 4 Commencement ceremony, RISD will confer
honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees on three individuals who have made groundbreaking contributions to the worlds of art, design and education.
Alumna Melissa Armstrong’s latest rock candy sculpture is on view through April 8 in a show called Science is Fiction.
RISD alumnus Kenneth Lewis BArch 83 returned to campus to talk about the creativity and the challenges that went into redesigning and rebuilding the World Trade Center site in New York.
Rhode Island and RISD serve as the launching pad for a national conversation about the role of the arts in the creative economy.
Entrepreneurs from Kickstarter, Etsy and Quirky came to campus during Wintersession to launch new online networks featuring work from RISD students and alumni, and to speak to RISD students on what it takes to launch a successful business. The answer? A combination of a focused vision and an expansive network.
The National Science Foundation recently sponsored a
gathering of minds at RISD to strategize innovative ways to enhance STEM [Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Math] education by integrating art and design – transforming
STEM into STEAM.
At the 2010 A Better World by Design conference, Professor Seth Stem led a workshop focused on the design potential of working with environmentally friendly natural fiber composites.
When working to develop the Magic Windows communication project for NASA, students sought to simplify the manner in which astronauts receive and navigate massive amounts of information.
Alumni help design an incubator for the developing world that makes use of the limited parts and expertise available in remote regions of the world.
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